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BHF: UK heart attacks 50,000 higher

British Heart Foundation: UK heart attacks 50,000 higher. Credit: PA

The British Heart Foundation has said that the number of heart attacks in the UK is 50,000 higher than previously thought. According to the charity's figures, numbers are 35% higher than estimates have suggested, with around 175,000 heart attacks thought to take place each year. The figures translate to one person having a heart attack every three minutes, the charity said.

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